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Amid roster departures, Ravens will pick up CB Brandon Carr's 2018 contract option

Amid roster departures, Ravens will pick up CB Brandon Carr's 2018 contract option

Brandon Carr did pretty much what the Ravens had hoped when they signed the veteran to a four-year, $24 million deal last March. He stabilized the team’s long-problematic No. 2 cornerback spot across from Jimmy Smith. He continued his remarkable run of durability and he became a leader in the secondary.

Thus, it’s hardly surprising that the Ravens, even with their tight salary cap situation and their need to make additions on the offensive side of the ball, have decided to pick up the cornerback’s contract option for 2018.

The Ravens, who have already cut defensive back Lardarius Webb and running back Danny Woodhead and declined Austin Howard’s 2018 option, would have opened...

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